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Undergraduate course

Fish Histopathology

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codeBIO275
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish, Norwegian if only norwegian-speaking students participate.
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Teaching semester


This course has a limited capacity, enrolment is based on application. Application deadline is Thursday in week 33 for the autumn semester. Please see this page for more information: https://www.uib.no/en/matnat/53431/admission-courses-limited-capacity

You will receive confirmation of whether you received a spot in Studentweb no later than Tuesday the week after the deadline.

The time of the first lecture/orientation meeting can be found in the schedule on the course website or on the Mitt UiB learning platform.

The course runs only if enough students enrol.

It is mandatory to attend the first lecture.

Objectives and Content

The course gives an introduction to the normal histology of fish, to general pathology and to specific histopathological lesion occurring as a consequence of disease. Focus is put on the understanding of pathological processes and on training in histopathological diagnostics. The course should thus give the students the capability to diagnose the fish diseases that occur in Norway.

Learning Outcomes

Introduce the students to normal histology of fish and to histopathological processes, with main focus on the common diseases in Norwegian aquaculture.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

Bachelor in biology, BIO280 and BIO291, or equivalent

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Lectures and laboratory course

Forms of Assessment

Oral examination (90%) and approved course journal (10%)

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Subject Overlap

BZL354: 10 stp,

Course Evaluation

Students will evaluate the course in accordance with the quality assurance system at UiB and the Department. You can find courseevaluations in the Quality Assurance Reports.


Contact the Study Section at the Department of Biological Sciences: studie@bio.uib.no

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